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Nikon32250 Silver Member  St. Augustine, US  Nikonian since 16th Mar 2004 Wed 22-Aug-12 12:23 AM
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"Changing focus point on D5100"



I am thinking about buying one of these as a travel camera. I currently own a D3 and D300 and, with both, I can move the focus point around looking through the viewfinder while toggling a small pad on the rear of the camera. My question is, can I do the same with a D5100 or can I only do it in Live View mode? If it can only be done in LV what sort of focus point challenges does it raise if any?

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Skyco Silver Member  Roanoke Island, US  Nikonian since 12th Mar 2012 Wed 22-Aug-12 01:52 AM
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>I am thinking about buying one of these as a travel camera. I
>currently own a D3 and D300 and, with both, I can move the
>focus point around looking through the viewfinder while
>toggling a small pad on the rear of the camera. My question
>is, can I do the same with a D5100 or can I only do it in Live
>View mode? If it can only be done in LV what sort of focus
>point challenges does it raise if any?

Hi Graham ,

The D3100 lets you move focus points so I'd think that the D5100 will to.
However here is the link to Nikon's Digitutor which gives a good walk through for the camera.
http://www.nikondigitutor.com/eng/d5100/index.html

Hope it helps,

Well Wishes,
Ken

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Nikon32250 Silver Member  St. Augustine, US  Nikonian since 16th Mar 2004 Wed 22-Aug-12 02:16 AM
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Okay, thanks.

Graham
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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library   Hatboro, Pa, US  Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009 Wed 22-Aug-12 02:31 AM
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Yes you can move the focus point with the small pad while looking through the viewfinder. The focus point will also center if you press the center of the pad. It's quite easy. However there is no focus point lock on the pad like your other two cameras.

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Nikon32250 Silver Member  St. Augustine, US  Nikonian since 16th Mar 2004 Wed 22-Aug-12 03:07 AM
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>Yes you can move the focus point with the small pad while
>looking through the viewfinder. The focus point will also
>center if you press the center of the pad. It's quite easy.
>However there is no focus point lock on the pad like your
>other two cameras.
>
>Len
>
>
That wouldn't bother me because I rarely use the focus lock.

Graham
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